Fun breakfasts at the Market Street Inn

May 29th, 2012

We had a house full all weekend and our guests really enjoyed the fare. Memorial Day breakfast consisted of Egg Strada with fresh dill from our garden, sausage patties, watermelon and buttermilk biscuits

 

 

 

 

 

This entree was followed by a “sweet ending” of St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake.

We had guests from all over Illinois, New York City and St. Louis


Art Fair on the National Historic Registry Taylorville IL Square

May 24th, 2012

June 2, all day Saturday there will be a Annual Juried Art Fair with artists from up and down the state and beyond–jewelry, paintings, pottery, wood turnings,and other original art.  This annual event is sponsored by the Taylorville Area Arts Council which will be judged that day with prizes awarded in various categories.    Some of the participating artists have enjoyed national recognition for their work.

June 1, 2 and 3  The Blackhorse Native American Pow Wow will be held at the Christian County Fairgrounds in Taylorville IL   This event attracts artists, performers, traders and vendors from native American tribes across the US.

Come stay at the Market Street Inn for this event filled  weekend.  Call 217.824.7220and ask about our two night special.

 


The Advertisement Says it All!

February 13th, 2012

Reserve your room, come, stay, attend and enjoy

Please click on Parrot Head

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Just one of the Valentine perks for our guests

February 11th, 2012

The beauty of luscious, hand dipped strawberries for your February stay with usHand dipped strawberries are always a treat regarless of the time of year, but during February, Love Month, this heart shaped fruit seems especially popular. The male side of our innkeeper pair decided to add a little flair this year by dipping the berries in chocolate then coconut, or dipping in chocolate then toasted chopped almonds or dipping in chocolate then adding a little icing. We will serve these to you during your February stay with us.


Are you a Parrotthead? Love Music? Love Fun?

February 8th, 2012

Parrottheads unite!

Where?:  One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Lounge located at 1oo East Market Street in Taylorville, Illinois

When?:  Saturday, February 18, 2012

Why?:  Because there will be a night of fun, music, prizes, etc. with a Jimmy Buffet theme and mode of dress.  http://breezecourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=76&SubSectionID=618&ArticleID=122403&TM=76100.91

Purpose?:  A fund raiser for Taylorville Lake Shore Golf Course http://breezecourier.com/main.asp?sectionid=76&subsectionid=618&articleid=122376&tm=75643.22

Where to stay?:  The Market Street Inn Bed & Breakfast, but come in on Friday and spend two nights just 2 blocks from the party.

More fun:  Saturday, February 18, 2012 beginning at 2 PM is the Monthly Market Street Inn BYO Wine Share and Taste Event as a warm up to the party at One East this evening.

Note:  Jimmy Buffet ain’t gonna be there but somebody named Jimmy might.  Anyway, a good time will be had by all.  Yes, there is a small cover charge.  Hey, it’s a fund raiser.


Free Night at the Market Street Inn Up for Auction!

January 10th, 2012

The Market Street Inn has donated a one night’s stay in either the Rose or Lilac room to be auctioned on Saturday, January 21st at the “Men Who Cook” event.  This event is being hosted by Taylorville Memorial Hospital Women’s Auxillary and features dishes prepared by gentlemen from our community and a “live” auction.   Proceeds from the event are going towards the hospital’s helipad.  It is being held at the Taylorville Memorial Hospital Auditoriun.  Doors open at 5:30pm for cash bar.  Tickets are $35 at the door.


2-day Estate Auction 1/6/12 & 1/7/12

January 3rd, 2012

Come to Taylorville for a large Estate Auction this weekend and receive a 20% discount for a 2 nite stay at the Market Street Inn! Visit the Auctioneer’s website http://www.corycraig.com/ to view the many, many antiques and collectibles that will be sold at this auction.  Enjoy bidding on one of-a-kind items and hearing the auctioneer’s voice saying ”SOLD”.


Ring in the 2012 New Year at the Market Street Inn!

November 21st, 2011

Start your evening with hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine.

Walk to the One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Club just two blocks away for dinner and live music.

Dance the night away to a great live band that will be playing all your favorites from Rock, Blues and Country.

Return to your King or Queen Suite to soak in a double whirlpool tub to cap off your romantic evening!

Linger over your candlelight breakfast at fireside on New Year’s Day & have late check out after watching the football games on the large screen TV in the parlor.

Call your innkeeper today at 800.500.1466 to take advantage of our two night New Year’s Weekend special at 10% off in a double whirlpool room.


Ring in the New Year at the Market Street Inn!

November 21st, 2011

Start your evening with hors d’oeuvres and a complimentary glass of wine.

Walk to the One East Market Restaurant and Jazz Club just two blocks away for dinner and live music.

Dance the night away to a great live band that will be playing all your favorites from Rock, Blues and Country.

Return to your King or Queen Suite to soak in a double whirlpool tub to cap off your romantic evening!

Linger over your candlelight breakfast at fireside on New Year’s Day & have late check out after watching the football games  on large screen TV in parlor.

Call your innkeeper today at (217) 824-7220 to take advantage of our two night New Year’s Weekend special at 10% off in a double whirlpool room.


Here is a Unique Event!!

October 22nd, 2011

The lovely and little known persimmon is the focus of a festival, known as the Persimmon Party, held annually on the grounds of the Christian County Historical Society in Taylorville, IL.  This is a unique event in that it is one of only 3 such festivals for the persimmon in the U.S.  Persimmons seemingly have diminished in importance and usage to the American public over the years and cultivation of the trees is not as prominent at it once was even though the tasty fruit has many important food and medicinal properties.   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Persimmon .

 

 

Every year, when the persimmons ripen, members of the Chrisitan County Historical Society http://www.taylorville.net/Historical_Society.htm gather and “pulp” the persimmons and package and freeze the pulp and have it waiting for the folks who attend the Persimmon Party to purchase and take home to use in delectable dishes for their table.  What a great addition to your Thanksgiving Dinner.  This year the Annual Persimmon Party will be November 12 and 13, 2011.  What a great time to come to Taylorville for fun , food and festivities.  There are always a variety of foods, made from the persimmon pulp, to sample maybe including Persimmon Drop Cookies and Persimmon Pudding as shown belowCookies and Persimmon Pudding as shown below.  The Christian County Historical Society has two Persimmon Cookbooks for sale to provide ideas about how to use the persimmon pulp you purchase during your visit.

                                                                                                     

The Christian County Historical Society grounds are comprised of a variety of buildings of historical value including a Bee Castle and the original Christian County Courthouse in which Abraham Lincoln practiced law on the Illinois 8th Judicial Circuit.  Please take the time to pay a visit to our Facebook Page and like us.  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Christian-County-Illinois-Historical-Society-and-Museum/137053123008672

Come to Christian County Illinois for fun, history and good times.  The county seat of Christian County is Taylorville, Illinois where you will find all sorts of restaurants, lodging and even more history.  We are located just 30 minutes from both Springfield and Decatur, Illinois.

 

 


220 East Market Street | Taylorville, Illinois (IL) 62568 | (217) 824-7220 or (800) 500-1INN | Email: innkeeper@marketstreetinn.com